I am writing to request your testimony at a hearing on December 9,2008, at 10:00 a.m. before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The hearing will examine the financial collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, their takeover by the federal government, and their role in the ongoing financial crisis.
An attachment reads,
At the hearing, each witness will be asked to summarize his or her written testimony in five minutes or less in order to maximize the time available for discussion and questions.
Given what I have written on this blog and elsewhere, I probably have over a hundred pages worth of material. Narrowing down what I want to say in writing is going to be hard enough. Whittling that down to five minutes will require a lot of discipline.